The swan spot of Aquebogue.
The swan spot of Aquebogue.

Good Morning!

• We’re expecting showers this morning and possible thunderstorms this afternoon, with a high near 57 degrees and a south wind 15 to 17 mph. New rainfall amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch are possible. There’s a 70 percent chance of showers tonight, with a low around 41. There’s a 20 percent chance of rain Friday morning, but otherwise it will be partly sunny, with a high near 52. There’s a 40 percent chance of rain and snow before noon Saturday, but otherwise it will be partly sunny, with a high near 47.

• The Southampton Historical Museum hosts a lunch lecture titled “Beyond Downton Abbey: Gilded Age Society in New York & London” this morning at 11 a.m. at the Rogers Mansion. Reservations are required and the $5 cost includes lunch. More information is online here. The Beacon’s full history listings are online here.

• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss the town’s Landmarks Preservation Committee, CPF legislation, use of the airstrip at EPCAL and an alcohol policy for the town’s new “Alive on 25” downtown revitalization program at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Southampton Town Board will discuss a proposal for a “green zone,” where only electric-powered landscaping tools are used, at the East Quogue Village Green and the Riverside Brownfield Opportunity Area study at their 11 a.m. work session at town hall this morning. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Peconic Land Trust hosts a discussion on how to preserve your old house this afternoon, April 7 at 3 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike. More information is online here. [Free]

• The East Hampton Town Board has a packed agenda tonight, which includes 11 public hearings ranging from a bill to require upgraded septic systems on new construction, several public hearings on no parking restrictions, beach fire regulations and several property acquisitions. Their full agenda is online here.

• Riverside Rediscovered hosts their Monthly Meetup at their Peconic Avenue headquarters tonight, April 7, at 6:30 p.m. This week, Tevor Cross from Hudson River Health Care and Sean McLean from Renaissance Downtowns will be the guest speakers. More information is onlinehere.

• Suffolk County Community College veterans are hosting a benefit screening of the film “Soldier Ride” at The Suffolk Theater in Riverhead tonight, April 7. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the film begins at 6:30 p.m. More information is online here. [$15]

• The second weekend of Hampton Theatre Company’s three-week run of the Neil Simon classic “Lost in Yonkers” begins tonight, and it’s not to be missed. The Beacon’s review is online here.

• Suffolk County has announced a new grant program to help a mobile home park install an advanced septic system to help protect the Peconic Estuary. More information is online here.

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.


Beth Young
Beth Young is an award-winning local journalist who has been covering the East End since the 1990s. She began her career at the Sag Harbor Express and, after receiving her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has reported for the Southampton Press, the East Hampton Press and the Times/Review Media Group. She founded the East End Beacon website in 2013, and a print edition in 2017. Beth was born and raised on the North Fork. In her spare time, she tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at

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